Category Archives: Family

One to many

Visiting family is usually trying for me.  But this trip I’m on is only about hanging out with the nephews for a bit. It is a trip where the only goal is to be an auntie. I wasn’t sure how … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Woman: My mother

The thing is – the older I get, the younger my mother looks.  Not in the physical way, but in the life experience way.  My entire vision of my mother is a reflection of her grief at an age that … Continue reading

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On being thankful

I know. It’s Thanksgiving.  Before I rant a little, know that I am thankful to be healthy, and able to love my dog, and am grateful for the friends I do have.  I have a job that is perfectly suited … Continue reading

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Making babies

The New York Times offered this piece on surrogate motherhood as the exact opposite of my problems.  The woman, identified as C, is 38 years old and has 5 biological children by two fathers.  She has been a surrogate mother … Continue reading

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Judgement I

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only … Continue reading

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